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Position Title: Physiotherapist
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.6 FTE / 24 hours per week
Date Posted: 10/05/2019
Application Closing Date: 30/05/2019 11PM
Job #: 057812
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Home Team, Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, 0.5-0.6 FTE (20-24 hours per week)

The Rapid Response, Early Supported Discharge and Home Team is currently being reconfigured to provide one integrated team - “The Home Team”.

The focus of the service is hospital avoidance and supported discharge working across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department and the in-patient wards. The Home Team will be a comprehensive integrated service that is responsive to patient and service needs, focused on  delivering one car up the drive way, one assessment and one plan of care. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for Allied Health Professionals who are interested in working as part of an Inter-professional team. Within this position you will support the early discharge of appropriate patients from Southland Hospital. You will monitor their recovery and ensure each individual receives appropriate rehabilitation and/or packages of care at the right time to maximise their functional ability, and maintain their independence in their own home.

To add to the excitement of this role, as an Allied Health Professional within the Home Team, you will also provide a responsive community based service for patients who (while being medically stable), require urgent assessment and immediate coordination of services to prevent Emergency Department presentations or hospital admission.

This role requires Professionals who are adaptive to change, resourceful, flexible to service needs and future development and a genuine passion for working in the community.

Within this position you will require;
-    Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
-    Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within the inter-professional team 
-    Ability to direct and delegate to Rehabilitation Assistants
-    Excellent communication skills to liaise with Health Professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting
-    Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings

You will need to be a Registered Physiotherapist with a current APC, a minimum of 2 years post registration experience in New Zealand and a full clean NZ driver licence.

To be successful in the role you will have a strong commitment to your ongoing professional development.

If you think you would like the opportunity to be part of this new and innovative team, then we would love to hear from you!

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 May 2019

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Older Persons Health, Clinical Support and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: 

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